Everyone Starts at the Beginning

No matter who you are, you start at the beginning. The beginning is not the same for everyone. It’s the moment you decide to start something.  It’s YOUR beginning.

Everyone may have a different path or different life experiences or different body type. But the fact is, it doesn’t matter. It’s your journey and when you decide to start, you are at the beginning of your journey. What you do after the beginning or where you decide to go or how fast you get there or how serious you take it is up to you.

You can’t blame anyone or anything else for what you may consider the failure of your journey. Everyone starts at a different spot and for different reasons and faces different obstacles. The only person that can affect your journey is you. If you want something bad enough you will go get it. You will make the time to prepare your meals or turn off the TV or spend time stretching and mobilizing or getting up early or saving money or . . . whatever it is you need to do in order to continue your journey.  OR, you will find any number of reasons (excuses) not to.

You are not like anyone else, you are unique. So don’t try to compare yourself to what others have or have accomplished or can do. You are not them and they are not you. Celebrate your uniqueness, embrace it and continue on your journey.

Everyone begins at a different place and is on a different journey. But everyone starts at the beginning.

— Shaffer


From Wikipedia:

“Julie Foucher is an CrossFit athlete and medical student. She has competed in the CrossFit Games four times, and has historically been one of the most successful women in the sport. Across her four Games appearances, Foucher has never finished outside the top 5. She has twice finished on the podium, earning 2nd in 2012 and 3rd in 2014. Foucher was a favorite in 2015, but was not able to compete after tearing her Achilles tendon during the season’s second qualifying stage.”

– – all while being a medical student – –

Julie Foucher in 2009 compared to Julie Foucher in 2013.



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